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Hal Koerner Joins The North Face Athlete Team

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The North Face reinforces its ultrarunning heritage, welcoming one of the world’s best runners to its team - SAN LEANDRO, California—December 2, 2009— The North Face, the world’s premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, today announced ultrarunner Hal Koerner has joined its global athlete team. The North Face has a team of more than 60 professional global athletes which includes runners, snowboarders, skiers, rock climbers and mountaineers.

K-SWISS OPENS FIRST U.S. RUNNING STORE IN SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA

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Westlake Village , CA  K-Swiss, an innovator in performance product since its inception in 1966, continues to expand its commitment to the running market with the opening of its first U.S.-based running retail store in Santa Monica, California.  The iconic California-sport footwear and apparel brand will leverage the new retail location to elevate the brand’s presence leading up to and during the LA Marathon in March 2010 as the race’s official footwear and apparel sponsor.

Ryan and Sara Hall named Visa Humanitarian Athletes of the Year

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INDIANAPOLIS - 2008 Olympian Ryan Hall and his wife, 1,500m runner Sara Hall, who in 2009 started The STEPS Foundation, have been named Visa Humanitarian Athletes of the Year by USA Track & Field.

The Halls will be honored on Saturday, December 5 at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Indianapolis, Ind. The event is held in conjunction with USA Track & Field's 2009 Annual Meeting.

SAUCONY PROGRID™ GUIDE 2 NAMED “SHOE OF THE YEAR” BY THE INDEPENDENT RUNNING RETAILERS ASSOCIATION

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Brand’s performance product recognized for second time by most influential running specialty organization in the country - LEXINGTON, MA (November 24, 2009) – For the second time in three years, Saucony, Inc., a leading global supplier of performance athletic footwear and apparel, has been recognized with the competitive “Shoe of the Year” award by the Independent Running Retailers Association (IRRA) for the Saucony ProGrid™ Guide 2 – the brand’s flagship light stability trainer. The award was presented to Saucony at The Running Event, an annual running conference and expo that brings together the major players in running – running specialty retailers, vendors, race directors and training groups – recently held in Austin, Texas.

MYLAPS Sports Timing American Record Sponsor for Running USA 2010

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (November 22, 2009) - Running USA, the national industry non-profit organization, has announced that MYLAPS, the leader in sports timing, is an American Record sponsor of Running USA 2010: The Industry Conference. The popular conference will run from January 31 to February 2 at the world famous La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California.